The editors of WomansDay.com have posted new writer’s guidelines to receive pitches for feature articles and essays from freelance writers. The website, along with the monthly print magazine (est. 1937), both cover lifestyle topics to guide women in living healthier and happier lives. Regular articles cover homemaking, food and nutrition, exercise routines, beauty, and fashion. The majority of readers are ages 25 to 44.
Specifically, the editors are seeking:
FEATURES: long-form narrative stories on a wide range of topics and themes. Examples: 1) uplifting women who’ve triumphed over misfortune; 2) new or emerging trends influencing mothers and women; 3) health issues that directly or indirectly impact women in middle age, such as weight loss, sleep, menopause, cancer, emotional disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. Emotional-heavy stories should conclude with a positive message and promote a hopeful perspective. Word length averages around 2K words per piece.
PERSONAL ESSAYS: currently, the editors want essays focused on: 1) victory over misfortune or hardship; 2) starting a new chapter in life or beginning anew; and 3) any of these themes: respite, secrets, loved ones, friendships, marriage, and motherhood.
Compensation: to be discussed upon approval of a pitch. Woman’s Day pays competitive rates.
Freelance writers are requested to submit pitches to the features editor, Maria Carter via email. Read the new writer’s guidelines at WomansDay.com website.